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Pediatric Movement Disorders

At Texas Movement Disorder Specialists, we know that a movement disorder does not discriminate based on age. That is why it is our goal to provide quality, compassionate, specialized care for you and your loved one throughout the lifespan.

Dr. Soileau received training in movement disorders effecting both adult and children during his residency at the University of Michigan and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.


Conditions We Treat:

  • Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome: 

    • involuntary, rapid and repetitive stereotyped movements and sounds (including vocal tics)

  • Ataxia: 

    • a static or progressive disorder that involves unsteady posture, impaired coordination, often with poor balance and falling

  • Spasticity and stiffness from brain injury including cerebral palsy:

    • stiffness that usually causes pain, difficult mobility, or cramping usually ​related to prior brain injury or insult

  • Chorea:

    • twisting or writhing movements that can be subtle or dramatic from either a genetic cause or acquired cause.​

  • Tremor: 

    • an involuntary, repetitive shaking movement of the body

  • Parkinsonism and Juvenile Parkinson Disease:

    • While usually in adults, parkinsonism can occur in children under the age of 18 years old but is overall rare.​

  • Juvenile Huntington Disease:

    • genetic condition that can lead to involuntary movements, parkinsonism, and a variety of cognitive and behavioral issues.​

  • Dystonia and dystonic cerebral palsy: 

    • a group of disorders that cause the body muscles to twist into abnormal postures

  • Intrathecal Baclofen management (ITB):

    • therapy used to finely-tune the dose of baclofen (muscle relaxant) ​in order to restore balance of tone.

  • Botulinum toxin injections for abnormal movements or spasticity:

    • therapy used to restore balance of abnormal muscle stiffness, excessive movements, ​or even to minimize drooling in some patients without the cognitive side effects of oral medications.

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